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Origins Wants Your Cosmetics Garbage

Every month should be Earth Month, but now's the time when companies roll out their eco-friendly initiatives. My inner hippie is happy that Origins is rolling out its Return to Origins recycling program. Origins counters (except those at Nordstrom) and stand-alone stores will accept clean, empty cosmetic containers — regardless of the brand. From there, the company will have the packaging recycled (or, if not possible, put into energy recovery). And when you drop off your containers, you'll get a free sample of Origins skin care. Jessica Stroup kicked things off yesterday, but the recycling program is here to stay. Yay!

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the-kid the-kid 8 years
MAC has been doing this for ten years. Bring in six empty MAC containers (trust me, they don't have to be clean...) and you get a free *new, full-sized* lipstick, lipglass, or eyeshadow at a freestanding store. At counters, you can choose a lipstick. Rad.
Advah Advah 8 years
I was wondering the same, SKC. I've just had a look at Origins' UK website and they don't mention this at all, so it looks like it might only be for the US. :(
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Is this available outside of USA?
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Argh! I just threw out some old shit!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
esb37 esb37 8 years
Looks like I have an excuse to go to Origins today :)
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i think mac has a program that if you bring in five empty lipsticks/glosses, you get a free stick or gloss. but i haven't done it in a while, so who knows if they still do that
GradGrl75 GradGrl75 8 years
This is fact I just happened to clean out my make-up drawer so I have a ton of containers! I am also big in recycling...I hope more companies go this route!
BabyNorbert BabyNorbert 8 years
That is awesome! <3
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
This is really great! :)
emalove emalove 8 years
This is great...I love Origins! My inner hippie is happy too, Bella :)
subversivedoe subversivedoe 8 years
yay! I've got a ton of containers I like to keep because they look pretty, lol ;)
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
Anna-Rowley Anna-Rowley 8 years
Very cool!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
thats a nice idea!!
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